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My 8 1/2 yr old mini schnauzer was diagnosed with diabetes about a month ago. My work and life schedule doesn't allow for the rigid schedule required when using insulin. My pup is easily traumatized too. I have chosen the homeopathic remedy, Dia-ionx, as an alternative. I had hopes it would allow my Onyx a chance to live. Over the last 3 wks, my overweight baby has become slim and trim to the point that she really shouldn't lose much more weight. She started refusing food the weekend prior to her vet visit. Once we started Dia-ionx, by day 2 she was eating again. Her constant treks to the water bowl slowed down a bit and she seemed to be feeling much better. We are on day 20. Last night, she refused her dinner, and she wouldn't eat this morning either. She finally ate breakfast this afternoon. Her trips to the water bowl are at a feverish pitch again. I have to monitor her intake or she drinks until it makes her sick and she vomits all over. Her bladder isn't holding well either. Is there anything I can do to alleviate these symptoms or are they permanent now? My house is quickly becoming a mess and, although I know she can't help it, my patience is wearing thin.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Smartliving Guest asked this
October 26, 2011 at 5:12 PM

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I'm so sorry to hear that, and I understand your desire to use something natural, but Onyx needs to see her veterinarian. It appears that insulin is needed urgently and possibly fluid therapy to bring her system back in order! I would also recommend veterinary acupuncture and a look at her diet. What is she eating (including treats)?

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
March 6, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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